DSL Group takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

During the late afternoon on Aug. 19, the DSL Group of Companies, which includes Display Supply & Lighting Inc. and Color Kinetics Distribution Inc., took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Demolition complete on OCCC renovation

The demolition phase of the Orange County Convention Center’s $55 million renovation will soon be wrapped up.

Three cities vie for DNC bid

Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio, must battle against New York City as the top three contenders to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC). Being reviewed by a committee of 18, the decision is expected to be announced late this year

E2MA protests EAC fee at Construct Show

Exhibit and Event Marketers Association (E2MA) has sent a letter of protest, along with a copy of its White Paper on Exhibitor Appointed Contractor (EAC) Fees, to Hanley Wood, show management for the Construct show to be held Sept. 9-12

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DSL Group takes ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

During the late afternoon on Aug. 19, the DSL Group of Companies, which includes Display Supply & Lighting Inc. and Color Kinetics Distribution Inc., took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.

Freeman receives fifth customer service recognition

Freeman has been recognized for contact center operation customer service excellence with its live phone channel for a fifth consecutive year under the J.D. Power Certified Contact Center ProgramSM.

Seven ways to maximize your ROI at tradeshows

In the age of smart phones and social media, tradeshows are still one of the most effective marketing channels your company’s services and products can utilize to drive brand awareness and gain new customers. After paying for booth space, your

CDS Displays twice re-launches website due to great results

Corporate Display Specialties (CDS Displays), a Stratford, Conn.-based provider of custom, portable and modular tradeshow displays, once again re-launched its website CDSdisplays.com after seeing two years of national growth from its previous re-launch in 2012.

Corporate exhibitors ‘Take the Pledge’ at RDC 2014

The Exhibit and Event Marketers Association (E2MA) Red Diamond Congress is an event for the entire community of exhibit and event industry professionals specifically designed to build bridges of connection and opportunity through education and networking.

Orbus announces new exhibitors catalog

Orbus Exhibit & Display Group announced a new rental exhibit program and more than 100 rental display solutions in a new catalog.

Bizzabo announces significant investor funding

With participants including Kaedan Capital, AfterDox and Gigi Levy, Bizzabo – a networking platform and event app – announced a recent multi-million dollar funding investment.

CEIR offers insight into the minds of young attendees

Center for Exhibition Industry Research (CEIR), which oversees research on the exhibitions industry, teamed with Society of Independent Show Organizers (SISO) to produce “2014 Young Professional Attendee Needs and Preferences Study.”

Minneapolis Convention Center earns IAVM award

Minneapolis Convention Center (MCC), the largest indoor venue in the Upper Midwest, won the Venue Excellence Award at the International Association of Venue Managers (IAVM) Annual Conference in Portland, Ore., from July 26-29.

Three cities vie for DNC bid

Philadelphia and Columbus, Ohio, must battle against New York City as the top three contenders to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (DNC). Being reviewed by a committee of 18, the decision is expected to be announced late this year

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Glimpsing the world of tomorrow

British science fiction writer Arthur C. Clarke is famous for observing, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” For over 150 years, World’s Fairs have provided a glimpse of technological advancements and ideas that may have felt more like

Twenty years of caring

It’s an interesting thing, this tradeshow industry. We’ve had lots of conversations about how we all seem to fall into this business, from all walks of life, and once we get in, it’s hard to get out. All you have

Time to review your interview process

What can you do when the interview process you’ve used for decades fails you? When it doesn’t make it easy enough to assess each candidate accurately, or when the candidate you chose turns out to not be the best one

GREETINGS TO READERS EVERYWHERE!

This July 2014 edition pays tribute to the many people involved in moving F-R-E-I-G-H-T. The definition of freight as it relates to the tradeshow & event industry is very similar to the standard definition, but when applied directly to our

Abandoning ship

I had lunch a few weeks ago with an old college friend. He is retired from the army and has worked for a defense contractor for the last 20 years. He is planning on building a retirement villa for himself

The ARTIC emerges in Southern California

No, we are not talking about polar ice caps here, but the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center, touted as “A Gateway to the Future.” This LEED Platinum Center will be an unprecedented nexus for transit of all kinds in Southern

The right way to build a sales force

While placing top sales people continues to be one of our top efforts, I am particularly concerned when I see clients more interested in shortcuts to ”buying” business than in growing their own sales force, and developing healthy sales they can call

The price of beauty

As a die-hard fashionista, I hated to learn that fashion is the world’s third most environmentally damaging industry.

Changing the rules

I remember sitting down to play the Shoots and Ladders games with my daughter many years ago.

The most important success word in your sales force’s vocabulary

Today we are going to talk about a quality – a simple word.

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Convention center pitched for Williston

A Midwest real estate developer based in Chicago is proposing a $150 million convention center complex in Williston, N.D., complete with office, hotel and retail offerings.

Demolition complete on OCCC renovation

The demolition phase of the Orange County Convention Center’s $55 million renovation will soon be wrapped up.

IT&CM India 2014 introduces tabletop exhibition format

IT&CM India kicked off its second installment with international and domestic MICE professionals across various regions of India congregating to explore business, education and networking opportunities.

Sunny Isles resort offers flexible meeting facility options

Located at the center of Miami’s glamor and nestled between the beach and the city, Acqualina Resort & Spa on the Beach is an enchanting resort that offers flexible spaces as well as the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate against

Las Vegas Market announces exceptional design booth winners

Las Vegas Market announced that six furniture, gift and home décor firms received Best Booth awards at the Summer Market, which ran July 27-31.

ALHI adds two Midwest Loews Hotels to portfolio

Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) added two hotels to its portfolio: Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel and Loews Minneapolis Hotel.

Share and win via new Thailand ‘Dream Meeting’ activity

Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and Thai Airways International (THAI) presented a new interactive online activity, “Dream Meeting,” which unveils Thailand’s inspirational meeting locations.

Former Harley-Davidson director speaking to roofing industry

Delivering a keynote at the International Roofing Expo (IRE), from Feb. 24-26, 2015, at New Orleans Morial Convention Center, is the former director of communications at Harley-Davidson Motor Company.

LVCVA board increases the Las Vegas Convention Center leader’s authority

Acquiring the extra land needed for a multi-phase plan to expand the Las Vegas Convention Center is not something easily done without expert help, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA) executive staff said with certainty on Aug. 14.

IAEE launches 20 Under 30 program for Expo! Expo!

In an effort to provide industry education for professional growth in the exhibitions and events industry, IAEE’s 20 Under 30 program invites young professionals to attend Expo!Expo! in Los Angeles Dec.9-11.

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Pheasant Run Resort & Spa hires 30-year F&B pro

Pheasant Run Resort & Spa, a 473-room resort and expo center in St. Charles, Ill., selected a food and beverage director.

MGM produced Hall of Leaders Gala becomes awards finalist

Convention Industry Council’s 2013 Hall of Leaders Gala, which was produced by Lenny Talarico, CSEP and his team at MGM Resorts Event Productions, is a finalist for an ISES Espirit Award in the Best Event with a Legacy category.

MPI heralds hiring of business development veteran

Meeting Professionals International (MPI), the largest association for meeting and event professionals, selected an industry veteran as its new chief business development officer.

ISES names 2014-2015 international leadership

International Special Events Society (ISES), a global association with more than 5,000 members, named its 2014-2015 international board of governors, international affiliate chairs and U.S. regional vice presidents.

CORT promotes more than 16-year employee

CORT Trade Show & Event Furnishings, a furniture, lighting and accessories rental company, promoted a long-time employee to group vice president.

International Market Centers adds veteran to LV Market team

International Market Centers (IMC), the owner of the furnishings and decor gathering — Las Vegas Market, appointed a 17-year tradeshow industry veteran.

DS&L appoints national sales manager

Display Supply & Lighting Inc. (DS&L), a supply product and lighting service provider, proudly appointed an industry veteran to its sales team.

SAVOR…Chicago continues sustainability goals under new director

SAVOR…Chicago, the food and beverage provider at McCormick Place, elevated an executive to director of sustainability and special projects.

MG Design promotes nearly 20-year employee

MG Design, a provider of exhibit design and event planning services, promoted an employee to detailing/innovation manager.

MG Design director earns Lean Six Sigma certification

The director of global business for MG Design, a provider of exhibit design and event planning services, completed the Lean Six Sigma Orange Belt Certification for Exhibitors program.

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